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Glenn Hauser logs June 13, 2018  View Printable Version 
Wednesday, June 13 2018

Hauser
** CUBA. 17730, Wed June 13 at 1406, S9+20 of dead air from RHC past 1411, but is the SSOB by far, >> 17775 KVOH, 17530 (IBB via Vatican runover? Or SÃo Tomà supposed to be weekends only?). Per WRTH Update, and Aoki, RHC 17730 is supposed to keep Spanishing until 1500. Something`s always wrong at RHC.

13740, June 13 at 1411-1412+, CRI English with RHC Spanish audible underneath, adding up to S9+30/20, about 1 Hz apart, and with a squeal. Once again the incompetent RadioCuba have let two transmitters run at the same time on the same frequency with different programming. RHC Spanish is supposed to stop 13740 at 1400.

I had previously thought both were from same site, but now it`s totally unclear, researching conflicting info: Aoki/NDXC shows QuivicÃn for CRI but fails to list RHC at all on 13740. EiBi has Bejucal for RHC, but merely /CUB for CRI. EiBi key says /CUB means QuivicÃn (only). HFCC won`t be specific with HAB for CRI, and of course, RHC itself refuses to participate for fear of having to negotiate with yanquis. DXLD 18-15 had various versions of A-18 schedules, one showing Bejucal for RHC until 1400. And another from Ivo claiming 13740 is RHC Bauta but until 1500. WRTH A-18 Update has 13740 RHC until 1400 from Bejucal, but does not specify any frequency as Bauta, instead many others as HAB which apparently means to them Bauta, as opposed to any of the three sites. So this must mean that CRI at 1400 from HAB also means Bauta in particular. The WRTH book key to sites on page 660 indeed says HAB = Bauta (only). So the situation here is clear as mud. No FM spurblobs out of unrelated 13700 today. Anyhow, something`s always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** FRANCE. 11730, June 13 at 0551, awful loud S9+10 buzz, atop a trace of French talk. It`s definitely NHK as scheduled 0530-0600 via Issoudun; amid music cuts off at 0559:34*, the modulation stopping a split second before the carrier.

It`s incredible that a major SW transmission provider, MBR/TDF, would keep running a severely defective transmitter. People have been reporting it for many months, on various transmissions throughout the day. And customers such as NHK don`t know/don`t care, keep paying??? Other customers should beware! Demonstrates an extreme level of incompetence at Issoudun. Either they can`t tell it`s out of whack, or don`t care (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** FRANCE. 11830, June 13 at 0600 brief open carrier, RFI signing on only English hour, then news headlines --- fortunately not the same buzzy transmitter which just closed on 11730. This one is much weaker too, only S5-S7. HFCC shows 11830 is 500 kW at 170 degrees on a #211 antenna; while 11730 was 500 kW at 190 degrees on a #157 antenna, quite a disparity. Of course, neither azimuth is much good for North America (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENNG DIGEST)

** NEW ZEALAND. 7425, June 13 at 1241, RNZI is S9+10 with discussion of dung beetles in Britain; 1257 closing `Discovery` from BBCWS, on the morality of killing insects, and part 2 to air next Thursday at 12:30 am on the `All-Night Programmme` [UT Wednesday 1230], and right into QSY announcement, retune to 5980, one tweet of the bellbird and off.

5980, June 13 at *1258:45 RNZI cuts on less than a minute later here with bellbird, after QSY from 7425 as promised --- so VG 9700 during this period yesterday was a one-day wonder, tsk2 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SAIPAN. 13790.035, June 13 at 0532, two carriers beating, JBA, one of them this far off. RFA Chinese via Agignan Point scheduled 03-07, plus ChiCom jammer. Are *any* Saipan transmitters on-frequency? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. 9395, June 13 at 1251, S9 of dead air from The Overcomer via WRMI. Must be a Walterboro source problem, as same dead air on 9330.064V WBCQ --- or maybe JBM. 1255 still dead. Perhaps some hanky-panky in the radio room again? 1335 recheck, a few raspy words from BS, then silence again; 1405 rerecheck, finally keeps modulating (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TINIAN. 9700, June 13 at 1241, RFA Khmer presumed the poor S3-S6 signal. Will it be crushed from 1259 by RNZI like must have happened yesterday? See NEW ZEALAND (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1604 UT June 13

 

Glenn Hauser logs June 11-12, 2018  View Printable Version 
Wednesday, June 13 2018

Hauser
** EAST TURKISTAN [and non]. The midnight sun is allowing JBA carriers, some with a little audio, to propagate in the nightmiddle on 16 meters: June 12 at 0600+, all these correlating with CRI in various Eurolangs via Kashgar: 17865 French, 17680 Spanish, 17650 Chinese, 17720 German. Another one on 17520 could be Italian, but is off-frequency so likely RFA via SAIPAN, q.v.; and also TINIAN for 17810.

Then I even try 13m, but nothing; how about 19m? A bunch more JBA carriers after 0609 June 12: 15615, RFA Chinese via Tinian and/or jamming; 15465 & 15350, CRI Kashgar in English; 15180, Voice of Korea French listed; 15160, CRI Chinese via Jinhua; all per Aoki/NDXC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1934, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** FRANCE. 11830, Tuesday June 12 at 0617, RFI English audible again with news about North Korea, S7 fading to S4. My previous log had the wrong day for listener contact program `Sound Kitchen`, circa 0615 --- as in DX/SWL/MEDIA programs, it`s on Saturdays, not Fridays --- as pointed out by Richard Langley and Alan Roe, tho none of us have reconfirmed it lately: ``Hi Glenn, Although I confess to not having tuned into the Sound Kitchen for some time, I think it is UT Saturday rather than Friday. But thanks for the reminder - now that the English hour is audible here again, I must listen out for the Sound Kitchen. Best wishes - Alan`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1934, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA SOUTH. 15575, June 11 at 1356, KBS World Radio so-called North American service in English attains fair S9 signal fading to S5, something about electric firms. Mentions world.kbs.co.kr --- this 1300 broadcast is now at peak solstitial time of year for near-transpolar propagation (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1934, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NEW ZEALAND. 9700, June 12 at 1350, S9+10 signal playing song ``Pretty Woman`` -- sounds like RNZI on one of its erstwhile frequencies. Yes! ``RNZ Pacific`` ID at 1351, and another classic rock tune. But what`s it doing here? Nothing on scheduled 5980, which is supposed to start at 1259 but almost fades out by an hour later here.

9700 is *much* better for North America beyond the Pacific target. But currently scheduled only two hours a week, 1859-2058 on Saturdays â the DRM day off (but DRM is completely off till a cap in that transmitter can be replaced --- see below; meanwhile the old backup AM-only transmitter is in use, which possibly has something to do with the wrong(?) frequency now?). However, if 9700 start at 1259, it`s colliding with RFA in Khmer via Tinian until 1330! As of 0300 UT June 13, websked still shows 5980 at 1259-1650(Sat -1858 when 9700 really starts). What will happen June 13? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1934, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

According to the online schedule http://www.radionz.co.nz/international/listen
on 11 June, RNZ Pacific has no DRM broadcasts any more:
0459-0658 11725 Pacific Daily
0659-1058 7425 Pacific Daily
1059-1258 7425 Solomon Islands, PNG Daily
1259-1650 5980 Pacific Sun-Fri
1259-1858 5980 Pacific Sat
1651-1850 6115 AM Cooks, Samoa, Tonga Sun-Fri
1851-1950 7285 AM Cooks, Samoa, Tonga Sun-Fri
1859-2058 9700 Pacific Sat
1951-2050 9760 AM Cooks, Samoa, Tonga, Vanuatu Sun-Fri
2051-2358 13840 Pacific Sun-Fri
2059-2358 13840 Pacific Sat
2359-0458 13840 Pacific Daily
When checked in late May, the DRM broadcasts were still listed.
(Dr Hansjoerg Biener, 11 June 2018, WORLD OF RADIO 1934, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

Hi Adrian, What`s the story on DRM deleted? Will it resume?
73, Glenn (to Adrian Sainsbury, RNZI)

Hello Glenn, A capacitor in the RNZI DRM transmitter has failed. Until a spare part arrives from Europe we will be transmitting in AM using our old "retired" transmitter. Regards (Adrian Sainsbury, June 12, WORLD OF RADIO 1934, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

Also clearing up? a previous anomaly: ! NOTE: In my last logs post, I had noted RNZI on 11675 at 0500. Glenn Hauser asked me about and I looked it up. I think the report was a late-night snafu on my part. I will recheck, but figure they should be on 11725 then. June 9 (Rick Barton, heard in Central Arizona. Grundig Satellit 5000, RS SW-2000629, ATS-909X with various outdoor wires. 73 and Good Listening! -rb, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. K17JN-D, Enid, the 3ABN satellator is still off the air June 12-UT June 13 (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SAIPAN. 17520.037, June 12 at 0605, S9 but VP signal off-frequency, spelling a website in English, but broadcast language uncertain. CRI Italian via Kashgar could be propagating here, but 37 Hz plus implies it`s RFA as scheduled in Chinese (which should also be jammed by CNR1) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TINIAN. 17810, June 12 after 0600, besides several CRI Kashgar 16m frequencies propagating, this JBA carrier is for RFA in Chinese via TINIAN, or could be CNR1 jammer. See also SAIPAN (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1933 monitoring: confirmed UT Monday June 11 at 0130 on WRMI 5850, good; 7780 fair. Also confirmed UT Monday June 11 from 0301 on Area 51 webcast; also via WBCQ 5129.82 at 0327 check, poor in noise. Also confirmed UT Mon June 11 at 0330 on WRMI 9955, fair S9; and immediate repeat at 0400 on webcast only. Also confirmed UT Tuesday June 12 at 0030 on WRMI 7730, VG S9+30. Final repeat airing at 2030 Tuesday June 12 on WRMI could not be confirmed as neither frequency was audible, not even JBA carriers on 7780 & 5950: could be off but probably totally absorbed, below noise level.

WORLD OF RADIO 1934 contents: Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bougainville, Cuba non, East Turkistan, Eritrea/Ethiopia, France, Indonesia, Iran, Korea North non, Korea South, Myanmar and non, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Russia, Sudan non, Taiwan, Turkmenistan, Uganda non, USA; and the propagation outlook

WOR 1934 ready for first airing, Tuesday June 12 at 2130 on WRMIs: an hour later than 2030, now 7780 & 5950 are JBA carriers; final check at 2155 gets 7780 very poor at S7-S3, and 5950 JBA vs high noise level. Also confirmed Tue June 12 at 2330 on WBCQ 9330v, fair --- the second week in a row appearing on Tuesdays when produxion is very recent; how about Wednesdays? Next:

Wed 1030 WRMI 5950 to WNW
Wed 2100 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 2100 WBCQ 7490 to WSW
Wed 2330 WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe]
Thu 2330 WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe]
Fri 2330 WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe]
Sat 0629 HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1431 HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1930v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2130 WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe, or 2330?]
Sat 2300 WRMI 7780 to NE
Sun 0200 WRMI 7780 to NE
Sun 0310v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1030 HLR 9485-CUSB to WSW
Sun 1900 WRMI 9395 to NNW
Sun 2330 WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe]
Mon 0130.5 WRMI 5850 to NW, 7780 to NE
Mon 0300v WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Mon 0400 WRMI webcast only, non-direxional
Mon 2330 WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe]
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2030 WRMI 7780 to NE, 5950 to WNW [or #1934?]
Tue 2130 WRMI 7780 to NE, 5950 to WNW [or #1934?]

Full schedule for WOR on all outlets, not just SW; podcast linx:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9455, Monday June 11 at 0329 check, still no signal from this WRMI, despite entry on skedgrid as 0000-0400 daily. Aha, by June 12 the sked has been amended for that to THURSDAYS only, i.e. the UT day when 0100-0300 contains Hal Turner // WBCQ 7490. That 9455 broadcast was confirmed June 7 by Ethan KC9YDN and by Peter W Hansen on the WOR iog; and Peter says Oldies followed after 0300 but not // Oldies on 5950 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1934, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. Hearing WTWW occasionally on new 15815 and then 15810 reminds me of this earlieir UNIDENTIFIED: could it be related, a previous test from WTWW? Note the first frequency entered was almost exactly the same where I later measured WTWW, on 15809.941!

``15809.94, May 23 at 2002, big carrier with tone, or rather several carrier peaks with BFO, also: 15808.34, 15807.62, 15806.84, 15806.07, 15805.30; also 15810.72, 15811.49 --- full range of audibility is 15802-15814. Most average 0.77 kHz apart. So what is it?`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. This FM DX unID has now been identified:

``92.7, June 6 at 2000 UT, ID? for WBJC? No, it`s an ad for West
Virginia Junior College, WVJC, an online school with a jingle, but
then mentions Raleigh General Hospital. There is no Raleigh NC on
92.7. Goldsboro is not too far to the SE, but only a 250-watt
translator of WSSG 1300, W224DD. Raleigh`s twin city, Durham, does
have a 92.7 translator, but it`s only 5 watts, vertical only, of
WQDR-FM 94.7, W224DK, why? A bunch of other 92.7s in NC, mostly
translators don`t fit any better. (WVJC real call anyway is an 89.1 in
Illinois.)

An online school would certainly not be limited to its state of
origin, but would probably do more business in adjacent states than
faraway ones. Despite mention of Raleigh, maybe this really is in WV?
There we have only two 92.7s: WGIT Clarksburg, 0.62/0.62 kW, Froggy
Country; and WKQR, Mullens, 6.0/6.0 kW, Kiss. Who knows?``

Glenn, itâs WKQR Mullens WV. Mullens is close to the more important town of Beckley and caters to that market, which itself is the seat of Raleigh County, and WVJC is in Charleston in the county adjacent to Raleigh to the north. Raleigh General Hospital is in Beckley (Tim McVey, Fredericksburg, VA, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

Tnx, Tim. I did not think of looking for Raleigh as a county name.
1471 km = 914 miles, Mullens WV to Enid (Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0347 UT June 13

 

Glelnn Hauser logs June 10, 2018  View Printable Version 
Sunday, June 10 2018

Hauser
** CHINA. 17705, June 10 at 1308, Chinese opera on CNR1 (not Firedragon since there is vocalizing), // much stronger 15040. Both are jamming All India Radio`s only Chinese broadcast, 1145-1315. Saudi Arabia is also on 17705 at 1155-1457, and normally the signal heard here, but no sign of India or BSKSA now; maybe after 1315. These are only two frequencies listed for AIR in Chinese; if there were a third, it too would be jammed (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 13660, June 10 at 1312, RHC at S8-S9, leapfrog of 13740 over 13700, but no spurblobs out of 13700 today. Without embargo, something is always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** FRANCE. 11830, Sunday June 10 at 0615, S7-S4 conversation in English about France, i.e. RFI`s only remaining English hour, via Issoudun to Africa, now propagating in summer conditions. One should especially try to listen on Fridays circa 0615 for listener contact show `Sound Kitchen` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MADAGASCAR. 13580, June 10 at 0613, conversation in English, S7-S4 with deep fades, the OSOB. NDXC/Aoki shows BBCWS in English via Talata at 06-08 (following 05-06 via UAE and 04-05 via Oman) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** UGANDA [non]. 9370, June 10 at 1341 and 1710, still no WWRB with Radio Munansi. This could be another weekend off for maintenance, back next week? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1933 monitoring. Ivo Ivanov, Bulgaria reports on Hamburger Lokalradio airings:

GERMANY, World of Radio via HLR on 6190 and 9485 CUSB, June 9-10
``0630-0700 on 6190 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg CeEu English Sat, very poor
1430-1500 on 6190*GOH 001 kW / 230 deg CeEu English Sat, poor/weak
1030-1100 on 9485 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg CeEu English Sun, NO SIGNAL
*co-ch same 6190 URU 050 kW / non-dir EaAs Mongolian PBS Xinjiang``

Confirmed Sunday June 10 at 1900 on WRMI 9395, poor-fair. Next:
Sun 2330 WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe]
Mon 0130.5 WRMI 5850 to NW, 7780 to NE
Mon 0300v WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Mon 0400 WRMI webcast only, non-direxional
Mon 2330 WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe]
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2030 WRMI 7780 to NE, 5950 to WNW [or #1934?]
Tue 2130 WRMI 7780 to NE, 5950 to WNW [or #1934?]

Full schedule for WOR on all outlets, not just SW; podcast linx:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [non]. 9455, still not being heard from WRMI, but June 10 at 1340 a JBA carrier when two other stations are competing: Bangladesh in Nepali until 1345, and Furusato no Kaze, Taiwan from 1330 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. 15809.941, June 10 at 0604, WTWW-3 is on and propagating at S9+10! Tnx to sporadic E MUF of at least 16 MHz in the nightmiddle, if not to VHF, and // 5085 WTWW-2 which is S9+40. Music filler during ToH break in strange new talkshow, `Southern Talk at Midnight`, which resumes at 0606 on topic of satanic messages in songs played backwards, geez, with plenty of examples past 0623 doze.

It`s the 19m OSOB, except for a JBA signal on 15160 which per NDXC/Aoki is CRI in Chinese from Jinhua site. Still unknown how long the WTWW show lasts, but apparently 15810 not on all night, as nothing by 1240 check --- I think, altho neighbor 15825 achieves only a JBA carrier at this time.

15810-, by 1710 June 10, is back on, inbooming at S9+20, and now // WTWW-1, 9475 SFAW (and 15825 neighbor WWCR is equally S9+20. Now there is an extensive sporadic E opening, into VHF, but no FM DX heard here after 1700). By 1902, 15810- is off again, unlike 15825 WWCR (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1952 UT June 10

 

Glenn Hauser logs June 9-10, 2018  View Printable Version 
Sunday, June 10 2018

Hauser
** CUBA. [previous report slightly corrected:] 13634 approx., June 9 at 1312, RHC audible here in FM, spur from 13700-AM; also weaker at 65-68 kHz intervals around 13568, 13768, 13834, 13900. Recheck at 1419, blob only audible around VP 13764. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NETHERLANDS [non]. 9925, UT Sunday June 10 at 0141, The Mighty KBC, via GERMANY is VG tonight, S9+20, with Pink Floyd: the Wall --- for a bit, but apparently in a mÃlange with other tunes. 0147 over to Kraig Krist`s Forgotten Song, by Gary US Bonds, born 6/6/36, released in July 1961. 0154 the DX `news` segment about the USCGC Courier et al. (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6925-AM, June 9 at 2302, pirate music, 2304 synthyl ID thrice as ``Clever Name Radio, testing 1, 2, 3``, fair on the PL-880 with shortwire around the porcheaves.

More logs, starting as unID:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,43281.0.html

Next session, nothing heard just before 0100 June 10, but 6925-AM on again with pirate music, S7-S8, big band, and synthyl ``Welcome to Clever Name Radio`` and off. However, back later per many more logs:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,43291.0.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6880-AM, June 10 at 0056, S7 music vs noise, presumed the now regular for 3-4 weeks Relay Station with VORW; yes, at 0114 I recognize John; at 0146 almost the only pirate left, with mailbag. Many more logs starting at 2100 June 9 with other stuff:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,43272.0.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6920-USB, June 10 at 0056, pirate music at S9+5 vs storm noise; stops at 0100 with no announcement. These say it was Yeti Radio, on and off:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,43290.0.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6950-USB, June 10 at 0057, pirate music at S8-S9, but by 0102 has surged up to S9+15/25, 0103 seguÃ; 0106 Wolverine Radio ID; 0117 `Sixteen Tonnes`` by TennErn. Many more logs:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,43286.0.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6930-USB, June 10 at 0148, weak pirate music S6 vs noise level. Found this on final bandscan after no others but 6880 remained. Many more logs as unID, but one based on later monitoring, concluded it was Captain ZEEkey:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,43292.0.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 106.7, June 9 circa 1800 UT, on caradio hearing traces of a signal, presumably the temporary transmitter for KTUZ-FM, whose tower was destroyed by Deterding`s crop duster, as previously reported. (Not to be confused with the SS from Kansas on 106.5.) To which speg, Central Oklahoma, replied June 4, on the WTDFA Forum:

``Thanks for the note, Glenn. It's sad to hear about the crop duster. I didn't catch this in time to see what I could get on 106.7 while KTUZ was off the air. As of Sunday evening, it is back on the air from
somewhere, although apparently not at full power as I am getting some
interference from KZZA/Muenster TX here in Norman, OK``

Now I search FCC FM Query for info and find an STA was promptly applied for and granted; but was already on air three days earlier?:

http://licensing.fcc.gov/cgi-bin/prod/cdbs/forms/prod/getimportletter_exh.cgi?import_letter_id=85737

``From: Dale Bickel
Sent: Wednesday, June 6, 2018 11:40 AM
To: John Trent
Subject: KTUZ-FM BSTA-20180605AAB granted 6/6
Special Temporary Authority For a Radio Broadcast Station
Audio Division, Media Bureau
Date: June 6, 2018
File Number: BSTA-20180605AAB
Call Sign: KTUZ-FM
Facility ID Number: 14762

For the reasons provided in the application request, Special Temporary Authority IS GRANTED for operation of the station above with the parameters specified in the STA request only. The licensee is responsible for addressing any complaints of interference that may arise. This STA authority expires December 3, 2018. In light of this STA for temporary facilities, silent station STA request BLSTA-20180531AAD IS DISMISSED. Authorized by: Dale Bickel dale.bickel@fcc.gov Senior Electronics Engineer``

Here`s the STA info showing only 170 watts from a much different site further SE:

35Â 32' 51.00" N Latitude 97Â 29' 30.00" W Longitude (NAD 27)
35.547500 -97.491667
Polarization: Horizontal Vertical
Effective Radiated Power (ERP): 0.17 0.17 kW ERP
Antenna Height Above Average Terrain: 208. 208. meters HAAT -
Antenna Height Above Mean Sea Level: 563. 563. meters AMSL
Antenna Height Above Ground Level: 219. 219. meters AGL

Compared to LICensed, before the fall:
35Â 36' 49.00" N Latitude 97Â 52' 19.00" W Longitude (NAD 27)
35.613611 -97.871944
Polarization: Horizontal Vertical
Effective Radiated Power (ERP): 13. 13. kW ERP
Antenna Height Above Average Terrain: 292. 292. meters HAAT -
Antenna Height Above Mean Sea Level: 683. 683. meters AMSL
Antenna Height Above Ground Level: 304. 304. Meters AGL

https://www.fcc.gov/media/radio/map-display#appid=1786201&call=KTUZ-FM&freq=106.7&contour=60&city=OKARCHE&state=OK&fileno=BSTA-20180605AAB&.map

The 60 dbu service contour barely covers greater OKC. Site pin is slightly southeast of the intersexion of East Wilshire Blvd., and N Kelley Ave., i.e. in the general area of the NE OKC antenna farm, no doubt on an existing tower for otherstations, but which? (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1933 monitoring: confirmed Saturday June 9 at 2300 on WRMI, 7780; poor-fair; also confirmed UT Sunday June 10 at 0215, the 0200 on WRMI 7780, very poor in noise level. Also confirmed UT Sunday June 10 at 0333 on WAORCR, 1860-AM, MO, 16 minutes into show so started circa 0317. Next:
Sun 1030 HLR 9485-CUSB to WSW
Sun 1900 WRMI 9395 to NNW
Sun 2330 WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe]
Mon 0130.5 WRMI 5850 to NW, 7780 to NE
Mon 0300v WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Mon 0400 WRMI webcast only, non-direxional
Mon 2330 WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe]
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2030 WRMI 7780 to NE, 5950 to WNW [or #1934?]
Tue 2130 WRMI 7780 to NE, 5950 to WNW [or #1934?]

Full schedule for WOR on all outlets, not just SW; podcast linx:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5085, UT Sunday June 10 at 0104, WTWW-2 is S9+40/50 accompanied as always JBA spurcarriers plus/minus 12.9 kHz, as Bob Heil is opening his `Theater Organ in the Ozarx` show claiming he is on live this week since Dave is not around to record it --- really, a hi-fi link feed from Ozarx to Lebanon?

First plays several tunes in a row, not often heard on theater organ, he says. Starts closing at 0135, which is already over 29 minutes, but another tune and not finished until 0139, over to Ted for a Heil Sound commercial alleging his microphones are the best in the world. TOITO proper has run 35 minutes, which would not fit into a strictly formatted station.

But wait --- there`s more. As I listen to the hifi sound of this bigsig on the PL-880 (almost good enough for the NRD-545 in AMS mode, but always too wide, too much treble), I continue bandscanning on the other receiver:

15809.92, June 10 at 0124, a VP S1 signal, and guess what, it`s // 5085. This must be the WTWW-3 transmitter which I caught testing a couple mornings on 15815, but now HFCC-registered on ``15810``:

15810 0000 2400 4,9,18 TWW 100 40 0 902 1234567 250318 281018 D Eng
while inactive frequency is still in there too:
12105 1400 0600 4,9,18 TWW 100 40 0 902 1234567 250318 281018 D Eng

0151 it`s still on during `Amateur Radio Newsline` with report about some European hamfest. So 15810 could be running all night. It is already the OSOB unless you count 15000 WWVH, with her full ID at 0129 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1500, June 10 at 0136 UT, modulation cutting off and on, mentions rangers.com vs Rockies, back to silly baseball game at seventh inning with OK modulation. Normally one would expect KSTP to be the desportive station on 1500, but TX vs CO? How about KJIM Sherman TX? Yes, it`s on the Rangers affiliate list which appeared in IRCA DX Monitor April 21. It`s a 1 kW direxional daytimer, studio address in twin city of Denison, so better hurry up and finish the game, as official sunset is 0145 UT already in June and July! Had I known before consulting FCC AM Query, I should have listened whether KJIM stayed on past 0145 UT. BTW, the mlb website for tex seems to think ``national broadcast schedule`` involves nothing but TV. BTW2, the Rangers are playing the Astros tonight, Rockies next weekend (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1540, June 10 at 0132 UT as I am bandscanning downward, some tones catch my attention. Two different steady pitches, on and off --- o, it`s the NWS with a ``tornado warning`` till 9:30 pm. But heavy QRM, hard to copy details; mentions Lincoln(?) Memorial Airport, and Iowa, before back to OTR drama. Got to be KXEL, eastern Iowa confirmed on national severe weather map of http://www.wunderground.com (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 0459 UT June 10

 

Glenn Hauser logs June 8-9, 2018  View Printable Version 
Saturday, June 09 2018

Hauser
** CUBA. 13635 approx., June 9 at 1312, RHC audible here in FM, spur from 13700-AM; also weaker at 65-68 kHz intervals around 13568, 13533, 13768, 13834, 13900. Recheck at 1419, blob only audible around VP 13764. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 11860, June 9 at 1929, RHC in French quite undermodulated, compared e.g. to 15140 English. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA SOUTH. 15575, June 9 at 1417, KBSWR is S9+10 in Korean to North America, axually propagating now as we get into the solstitial peak of maximum insolation along the high-latitude path, tnx to midnight sun. And would be readable for an understander. Preceding hour in English might even be audible for a while, unlike the rest of the year when they doggedly keep sending this signal into the non-propagating dark northern night (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NEW ZEALAND [and non]. 11725, June 9 at 0556, RNZI as usual here, altho on June 6, Rick Barton in AZ had it on 11675 at 0500 after QSY from 13840. Now I have a JBA carrier on 11675, presumably VOT ready for a 6-hour Turkish broadcast to the SE from 0600. RNZI has used 11675 in the past. Sked still shows 11725 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. Earthquake at WOR HQ in Enid: sharp at top of hour June 9 at 1400, not felt, but heard with stuff rattling in the kitchen. USGS says it was mag 4.4, 25 km E of Cherokee (NW of Enid), at 1359:41, 5.0 km deep. That`s fairly heavy and merits a red entry at USGS, and not revised downward as of 7.5 hours later (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. RF 17, K17JN-D, Enid is off the air June 9 at 1430, 1800 UT and later chex. Had been reliable with six subchannels of 3ABN programming, or rather lately 5, with 17-6 nothing but green-screen and registering as no signal despite plenty bar. Enid`s only local TV signal and extremely disposable. AFAIK it has never been acknowledged in newspaper or online program listings (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** UGANDA [non]. 9370-, Saturday June 9 at 1307, 1415, 1544, 1928 chex, no signal from WWRB (nor on 15240-), so R. Munansi via WWRB is gone again. (9370 did bear a JBA S1 signal with music at 0554, but that would be R. Farda via Lampertheim, Germany, among several other IBB transmissions on 9370). (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1933 monitoring: not confirmed Friday June 8 at 2330 on WBCQ 9330v as Brother Scare stayed on. The Sat 1431 on Hamburger Lokalradio 6130-CUSB, inaudible via UTwente SDR at 1431, 1450, but faded in by 1458, poor but mostly readable. Alan Gale, UK, reports at 1459:

6190 kHz report 9th of June 2018 --- Hi Glenn, Very frustrating conditions on 6 MHz again today. The HLR signal was very good on 6190 kHz up until 1400 UT, with a programme about Irish music and Radio Tropical both very listenable, but almost as soon as Media Network started the signal dropped (Keith must have been upsetting the Propagation Gods), and it was around 1448 before it faded back up to an audible level once again. Looks like another late night on 7780 kHz for me again then.... :-) Alan``

As for WOR via WRN Saturday at 1600 to North America and elsewhere, Mike Cooper, Atlanta reports:

``Glenn: Am listening to the 1600 UT airing of WOR on WRN today (June 9) and it appears to be an edition from January. I missed the beginning so can't give you the program number, but the program included reports of France Inter's long-wave signoff, reception of All India Radio on 9381, and mentions of Christmas music and New Year's Eve programming. Mc``

So I asked WRN, ``Could you be sure that correct #1933 airs on the remaining repeat [UT Monday 0130]. This must have been #1859 again, from January *2017*, i.e. the oldest one in the folder, rather than the newest one. There is really no need to keep all those old ones in the ftp. Glenn`` Same thing happened at least once before. WRN MC replied with apology and correxion. Next:
Sat 2300 WRMI 7780 to NE
Sun 0200 WRMI 7780 to NE
Sun 0310v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1030 HLR 9485-CUSB to WSW
Sun 1900 WRMI 9395 to NNW
Sun 2330 WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe]
Mon 0130.5 WRMI 5850 to NW, 7780 to NE
Mon 0300v WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Mon 0400 WRMI webcast only, non-direxional
Mon 2330 WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe]
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2030 WRMI 7780 to NE, 5950 to WNW [or #1934?]
Tue 2130 WRMI 7780 to NE, 5950 to WNW [or #1934?]

Full schedule for WOR on all outlets, not just SW; podcast linx:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. (7490), UT Sat June 9 at 0000 on WBCQ webcast, `Allan Weiner Worldwide` starts. Says they are now quadri-casting, on 9330, 7490, 5130 and 3265, the latter having been already testing with Brother Stair. I listen to the first third, mainly another monolog about his early pirate days, how great a kit-builder he was, etc.

For the final third, from 0041, I`m listening on SW and comparing the frequencies: 7490v best of course, and synchronized on fair 9330v and poor 5130v. Circa 0041 and 0105 I try to hear any signal from 3265 without success, as to be expected this far away on a summer evening. Some closer communicants were hearing it somewhat. He says he will be 65 on Tuesday June 12, and is well-insured.

Besides all the SW activity, they are also installing an FM translator for the AM 780. Once the super-station is on, there will be seven transmitters at the Monticello site, ex-6 [that would be one MW, two FM, so only four SW. [Previous report was that some old SW transmitters were being removed to make room for the big one; so no more backups? What about the WRUL one via WYFR via WRMI gift hauled up from FLA? Last year he was also raising money to bring in another MW transmitter from California to be converted].

With only a few minutes left, quick special programming info from Robert: A new produxion of `Tom Cole Theater` called ``Artificial Life`` will be running twice a week thru June: Tuesdays at 8-9 pm [EDT] on 5130, just before `Amateur Radio Roundtable` [UT Wednesdays 00-01]. And on Thursdays at 8 pm [EDT] on 7490 [UT Fridays 00-01]. Also, a one hour musical program from Germany [no further info, name, source], will air next Friday June 15 at 9 pm [EDT] right after AWWW [UT Saturday June 16 at 01-02; not clear if on 7490 only?]. It would be nice if all this info could be put on WBCQ schedule website.

Running overtime, at 0059 started going thru Free Radio Weekly [from last week? I don`t have the new issue yet], listing several pirate frequencies and names, but nothing more specific; lauds the ones on AM rather than SSB. 0105 benedixion; 0110, 7490 switches jarringly to Blalock the Blaster, JIP.

John H. Carver, Jr., mid-north Indiana, reports in more detail:

``Listening on 7490 this evening. Show began on time again. Allan and Angela in studio one. Broadcasting on 7490, 5130, 9330 and 3265 this evening. Said he had been testing 3265 with Brother Stair.

Opening talk about his life long interest in radio. Has been broadcasting since 1968 and told us tonight about even earlier experiences with broadcasting beginning at the at the age of seven or eight with a handheld CB radio. He found he could put a piece of tape on the push to talk button and set it next to a record player and broadcast music through the neighborhood. Allan then graduated to a Lafayette Broadcaster that he built from a kit and then he and his friends experimented with different antennas to increase the range of the radio. Then we moved into more familiar territory with his discovery of the military surplus stores and their stockpile of radio equipment including his first fifty watt transmitter.

Mr. Transistor Norm called at 0021 to comment on the discussion to that point and then Allan mentioned FM converters and they talked about the birth and slow growth of FM. Dr. Becker wandered into the studio and made a comment about AM stereo which prompted a discussion of which system was the best and then a discussion of why it died out. General consensus was failure of the Government to declare one standard and FM radio.

A phone call from Ramsey started a round-robin discussion about several subjects including fireball whiskey. Allan announced that he will be turning 65 on June 12.

Amusing tale of Angela and Allan laying out three hundred feet of transmission line for the new FM translator and an admission from Allan that Angela was stronger than he was.

Reading of emails at 0054. Email from Robert about the Tom Call Theater which will be on 7490 on Thursdays at eight o'clock and play for two consecutive Thursdays. Will also be on 5130 but I failed to catch what day and time but it will also play two weeks in a row there. Then reading of Free Radio Weekly. After a quick prayer show was off the air at 0109. John, Mid-North Indiana`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9455, June 9 at 0050, WRMI-8 is OFF the air, despite new entry on skedgrid as daily 00-04 with Oldies; still off at 0105. I had not tried to confirm it June 7 and 8 after it was first reported. So now what? 9395 on as usual with good signal (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9475, June 9 at 1926, dead air at S9+10 from WTWW-1 during Sat cutaway QSO time from SFAW; OK at 1945 check. 9930 remains unused for a long time. As does 12105. And nothing further heard on 15815 after surprise tests, but now registered in HFCC as 15810 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 11730, June 9 at 0557, weak humbuzz. I suspect it`s that defective transmitter at Issoudun, FRANCE, scheduled to be relaying R. Japan until 0600 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 2220 June 9

 

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